The Eastern Catholic Churches 2007

Source: Annuario Pontificio

(see the file)

The Coptic Catholic Church (Patriarchate)

 

The Eastern Catholic Churches 2007 Source: Annuario Pontificio

The Armenian Catholic Church (Patriarchate)

Jurisdiction

1990

2000

2005

2006

2007

Bish

Par

SecPr

RelPr

MRel

FRel

Dc

Sm

Archeparchy of Beirut, Lebanon (Patriarchal)

15,000

12,000

10,000

12,000

12,000

4

7

2

17

29

35

2

2

Damascus, Syria (patriarchal exarchate)

4,000

4,000

4,500

4,500

4,500

1

1

0

1

1

2

0

0

Amman and Jerusalem (patriarchal exarchate)

 

280

740

400

800

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

Eparchy of Ispahan, Iran

2,200

2,200

10,000

10,000

10,000

0

1

0

2

2

2

0

0

Archeparchy of Baghdad, Iraq

2,200

2,000

2,000

2,000

2,000

1

2

2

0

1

1

0

1

Eparchy of Iskanderiya (Alexandria) Egypt

1,500

1,287

1,276

6,000

6,000

1

4

3

0

0

4

0

0

Archeparchy of Aleppo, Syria

15,000

17,000

17,000

17,000

17,000

1

6

7

3

3

8

0

10

Eparchy of Kamichlié, Syria

4,303

4,000

4,000

4,000

4,000

0

6

4

2

2

2

1

3

Archeparchy of Istanbul, Turkey

3,700

3,680

3,670

3,650

3,640

2

5

3

2

2

4

1

0

Archeparchy of Lviv, Ukraine

 

 

 

 

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Eparchy of Sainte-Croix-de-Paris, France

30,000

30,000

30,000

30,000

30,000

1

6

0

4

4

5

0

0

Ordinariate for Greece (Athens)

650

600

400

400

400

0

2

1

0

0

0

0

0

Ordinariate for Romania (Gherla)

 

1,000

515

333

842

0

4

2

0

0

0

0

0

Archeparchy of Saint Gregory of Narek, Buenos Aires

estab. 1989

16,000

16,000

16,000

16,000

1

1

1

0

0

0

0

3

Apostolic Exarchate for Latin America and Mexico

30,000

12,000

12,000

12,000

12,000

0

2

0

0

0

3

0

0

Eparchy of Our Lady of Nareg, New York (US and Canada)

34,300

36,000

36,000

36,000

36,000

1

9

8

5

5

12

0

1

Ordinariate for Eastern Europe (Gyumri, Armenia)

estab. 1991

220,000

220,000

220,000

220,000

1

36

0

8

13

25

0

5

TOTAL

142,853

362,047

368,101

374,283

375,182

14

94

33

44

62

103

4

25

 

The Coptic Catholic Church (Patriarchate)

Jurisdiction

1990

2000

2005

2006

2007

Bish

Par

SecPr

RelPr

MRel

FRel

Dc

Sm

Eparchy of Alexandria (Patriarchal)

60,000

88,000

130,000

135,000

27,377

2

36

47

22

58

125

0

5

Eparchy of Assiut, Egypt

34,500

35,000

45,000

45,000

50,000

1

41

49

5

5

60

0

13

Eparchy of Ismayliah, Egypt

5,000

6,500

6,700

6,800

7,000

1

14

9

3

3

68

1

4

Eparchy of Luqsor and Thebes, Egypt

21,000

17,543

18,000

18,000

18,500

1

20

9

14

17

70

0

3

Eparchy of Minya, Egypt

20,084

38,835

40,530

40,530

40,530

1

26

41

1

2

9

0

25

Eparchy of Sohag, Egypt

12,000

12,000

12,560

12,670

12,930

2

20

22

0

0

28

0

4

Eparchy of Guizeh, Egypt

 

estab. 2003

0

7,500

4,990

1

7

7

1

1

0

0

3

TOTAL

152,584

197,878

252,790

265,500

161,327

9

164

184

46

86

360

1

57

 

Abbreviations: Bish=Bishop, Par=Parishes, SecPr=Secular Priests, RelPr=Religious Priests, MRel=Male Religious, FRel=Female Religious, Dc=Permanent Deacons, Sm=Seminarians (2007 figures)

The Ethiopian/Eritrean Catholic Church (Metropolitanate)

Jurisdiction

1990

2000

2005

2006

2007

Bish

Par

SecPr

RelPr

MRel

FRel

Dc

Sm

Metropolitan Archeparchy of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

42,800

51,732

32,210

27,292

27,620

1

20

24

90

205

253

0

12

Eparchy of Adigrat, Ethiopia

14,970

16,625

19,326

19,935

19,994

2

35

66

15

46

51

0

19

Eparchy of Emdeber, Ethiopia

 

estab. 2003

24,000

18,600

18,850

1

24

11

4

4

36

0

8

Eparchy of Asmara, Eritrea

60,780

46,303

58,624

56,369

62,453

2

66

44

287

535

628

2

54

Eparchy of Barentu, Eritrea

estab. 1995

37,000

37,929

38,552

39,077

2

11

4

21

24

26

0

15

Eparchy of Keren, Eritrea

estab. 1995

49,889

53,135

54,867

54,867

1

49

27

21

79

52

0

34

TOTAL

118,550

201,549

225,224

215,615

222,861

9

205

176

438

893

1046

2

142

 

The Syro-Malankara Catholic Church (Major Archepiscopate)

Jurisdiction

1990

2000

2005

2006

2007

Bish

Par

SecPr

RelPr

MRel

FRel

Dc

Sm

Metropolitan Archeparchy of Trivandrum, India

221,618

305,000

265,000

270,000

273,600

3

193

244

55

140

947

0

105

Eparchy of Battery, India

19,000

24,250

25,512

25,587

25,587

1

22

89

12

12

276

0

23

Eparchy of Tiruvalla, India

41,250

55,945

36,673

36,673

37,284

2

133

101

25

54

261

0

38

Eparchy of Marthandom, India

estab. 1996

61,025

64,450

64,600

64,725

1

73

31

6

9

164

0

26

Eparchy of Muvattupuzha, India

 

estab 2003

11,067

11,403

11,444

1

66

38

2

17

92

0

17

TOTAL

281,868

446,220

402,702

408,263

412,640

8

487

503

100

232

1740

0

209

 

The Syrian Catholic Church (Patriarchate)

Jurisdiction

1990

2000

2005

2006

2007

Bish

Par

SecPr

RelPr

MRel

FRel

Dc

Sm

Patriarchal Eparchy of Beirut, Lebanon

23,000

26,000

14,500

14,700

14,700

5

5

12

1

5

7

0

5

Archeparchy of Baghdad, Iraq

23,000

24,000

25,000

23,000

22,000

1

4

6

0

0

0

0

6

Archeparchy of Mossul, Iraq

22,650

29,500

35,000

40,000

40,000

1

12

27

5

8

20

0

17

Patriarchal Exarchate of Jerusalem and Amman

960

10,298

1,550

1,550

1,550

1

3

1

0

1

16

1

1

Eparchy of Cairo, Egypt

2,000

1,763

1,728

1,643

1,637

1

3

3

0

0

0

0

1

Metropolitan Archeparchy of Damascus, Syria

4,000

6,200

6,500

8,000

8,000

2

5

11

0

0

10

5

0

Metropolitan Archeparchy of Homs, Syria

9,255

10,000

10,000

10,000

10,000

1

15

15

2

2

3

0

12

Archeparchy of Aleppo, Syria

8,750

8,800

8,000

8,000

8,000

1

2

10

0

0

3

3

3

Archeparchy of Hassaké-Nisibi, Syria

3,810

5,200

5,630

5,630

5,630

2

8

4

1

2

3

0

2

Patriarchal Exarchate of Turkey

2,500

2,125

2,155

2,155

2,160

0

3

1

0

0

0

1

0

Patriarchal Exarchate of Basra and the Gulf

320

1,200

410

410

820

0

1

5

0

0

0

0

0

Our Lady of Deliverance of Newark, New Jersey

estab. 1995

11,780

13,140

13,270

13,270

1

8

9

0

0

0

2

2

Sudan (patriarchal dependency)

 

300

55

55

55

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Apostolic Exarchate for Venezuela

 

estab 2001

0

3,870

3,870

1

6

3

0

0

0

0

3

TOTAL

100,245

137,166

123,668

132,283

131,692

18

75

107

9

18

62

12

52

 

Abbreviations: Bish=Bishop, Par=Parishes, SecPr=Secular Priests, RelPr=Religious Priests, MRel=Male Religious, FRel=Female Religious, Dc=Permanent Deacons, Sm=Seminarians (2007 figures)

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The Maronite Catholic Church (Patriarchate)

Jurisdiction

1990

2000

2005

2006

2007

Bish

Par

SecPr

RelPr

MRel

FRel

Dc

Sm

Archeparchy of Antelias, Lebanon

170,734

217,660

191,763

192,305

193,377

1

93

71

55

87

565

0

25

Archeparchy of Beirut, Lebanon

250,000

200,000

236,000

236,000

240,000

2

127

131

32

32

169

0

49

Archeparchy of Tripoli, Lebanon

89,053

100,000

101,350

102,096

100,068

1

123

123

55

63

148

0

26

Archeparchy of Tyre, Lebanon

22,000

44,000

42,000

41,500

43,000

2

22

18

10

11

46

0

6

Eparchy of Baalbek, Lebanon

47,000

35,000

30,000

30,000

34,000

1

34

12

8

8

33

2

8

Eparchy of Joubbe, Batrun and Sarba, Lebanon (Patriarchal)*

110,025

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eparchy of Joubbe, Sarba and Jounieh (Patriarchal)

 

492,989

375,875

358,500

359,200

6

140

141

52

180

173

2

44

Eparchy of Jbeil, Lebanon

469,750

250,000

250,000

250,000

250,000

1

88

60

40

45

45

0

23

Eparchy of Jounieh, Lebanon**

205,315

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eparchy of Batrun

 

0

72,000

72,000

73,000

1

66

44

17

40

56

0

5

Eparchy of Saïda, Lebanon

94,700

65,000

83,000

84,000

68,000

2

96

61

17

26

70

0

13

Eparchy of Zahleh, Lebanon

estab. 1990

49,520

50,777

50,900

51,000

2

33

17

15

15

28

0

2

Archeparchy of Cyprus

10,000

10,000

10,000

10,000

10,000

1

9

5

2

5

3

0

1

Patriarchal Exarchate of Jerusalem and Palestine

 

504

504

504

504

0

3

0

0

0

0

1

0

Patriarchal Exarchate of Jordan

estab. 1996

1,200

1,200

1,200

1,200

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

Eparchy of Cairo, Egypt

4,350

5,000

5,003

5,430

5,430

3

7

3

3

3

0

0

2

Archeparchy of Aleppo, Syria

3,225

4,105

4,105

4,000

4,000

1

5

8

0

0

0

0

1

Archeparchy of Damascus, Syria

7,000

8,000

12,000

12,000

12,000

3

6

4

0

0

0

0

5

Eparchy of Lattaquié, Syria

23,000

27,000

31,000

33,000

33,000

1

32

22

3

3

40

0

10

Eparchy of San Charbel en Buenos Aires, Argentina

estab. 1990

700,000

700,000

700,000

700,000

1

4

9

20

20

6

2

0

Eparchy of Nossa Senhora do Libano em Sao Paulo, Brazil

418,000

463,000

468,000

468,000

468,000

2

10

7

5

5

0

0

0

Eparchy of Saint Maron of Brooklyn, USA

52,000

30,000

30,000

33,000

33,000

3

34

43

7

14

1

14

2

Eparchy of Our Lady of Lebanon of Los Angeles, USA

estab. 1994

24,108

27,500

42,232

41,232

2

26

35

14

14

6

13

2

Eparchy of Saint Maron of Sydney, Australia

125,000

160,000

150,000

150,000

150,000

2

10

22

16

17

24

0

5

Eparchy of Saint-Maron de Montréal, Canada

75,000

80,000

80,000

80,000

80,000

2

14

11

12

17

5

3

1

Nuestra Senora de los Martires del Libano en Mexico

estab. 1995

150,000

148,267

148,267

148,267

1

3

4

3

3

0

1

4

Archeparchy of Haifa and the Holy Land

estab. 1996

7,000

7,000

7,000

7,000

1

6

7

0

0

5

0

8

TOTAL

2,176,152

3,124,086

3,107,344

3,111,934

3,105,278

42

992

859

386

608

1423

38

242

 

*Batrun separated and Jounieh added in 1999. **United with Joubbe and Sarba in 1999.

Abbreviations: Bish=Bishop, Par=Parishes, SecPr=Secular Priests, RelPr=Religious Priests, MRel=Male Religious, FRel=Female Religious, Dc=Permanent Deacons, Sm=Seminarians (2007 figures)

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The Chaldean Catholic Church (Patriarchate)

Jurisdiction

1990

2000

2005

2006

2007

Bish

Par

SecPr

RelPr

MRel

FRel

Dc

Sm

Metropolitan Archeparchy of Baghdad, Iraq (Patriarchal)

325,000

151,000

130,000

115,000

145,000

3

26

29

3

9

93

0

8

Metropolitan Archeparchy of Kerkuk, Iraq

5,330

5,050

5,700

5,600

5,600

2

3

2

0

0

7

4

0

Archeparchy of Arbil, Iraq

12,314

12,000

12,200

12,200

12,200

1

5

5

0

0

6

4

5

Archeparchy of Basra, Iraq

4,000

2,600

2,500

2,600

2,600

0

3

1

0

0

3

8

2

Archeparchy of Mossul, Iraq

19,800

20,000

20,600

18,000

18,000

1

10

10

3

3

0

1

4

Eparchy of Alquoch, Iraq

13,500

16,190

17,487

19,905

20,820

2

8

11

3

6

15

0

4

Eparchy of Amadiyah, Iraq

2,000

2,452

2,000

2,000

2,000

1

10

3

0

0

0

0

2

Eparchy of Aqra, Iraq

230

176

310

310

508

0

4

2

0

0

0

0

0

Eparchy of Sulaimaniya, Iraq

500

400

200

200

490

0

1

1

1

1

0

0

0

Eparchy of Zaku, Iraq

7,000

6,548

12,700

13,500

15,500

1

11

5

2

2

10

0

1

Metropolitan Archeparchy of Teheran, Iran

5,500

3,500

3,000

3,000

3,000

1

6

4

1

1

11

3

1

Metropolitan Archeparchy of Urmya and Eparchy of Salmas, Iran

2,250

1,500

1,500

1,500

1,500

1

3

3

1

1

6

0

0

Archeparchy of Ahwaz, Iran

340

350

60

65

50

1

1

0

1

1

0

0

0

Eparchy of Beirut, Lebanon

8,600

10,000

10,000

10,000

10,000

1

3

2

1

1

1

0

2

Eparchy of Cairo, Egypt

500

500

500

500

500

1

2

1

1

1

8

0

0

Eparchy of Aleppo, Beroea and Halab, Syria

10,000

15,000

15,000

15,000

15,000

1

12

6

7

7

3

0

0

Archeparchy of Diarbekir, Turkey

2,900

5,000

5,925

4,561

4,226

0

9

1

0

0

0

0

0

Patriarchal Dependency of Jordan

0

0

7,000

7,000

7,000

0

1

0

0

0

2

0

0

Eparchy of Saint Thomas the Apostle of Detroit, USA

50,000

70,000

77,000

80,000

85,000

1

8

13

0

10

0

65

1

Eparchy of Saint Peter the Apostle of San Diego, USA

 

estab. 2002

35,000

40,200

40,200

1

7

9

3

3

12

0

0

Eparchy of Saint Thomas the Apostle of Sydney, Australia

 

 

 

estab. 2006

29,000

1

0

0

7

7

0

0

0

TOTAL

469,764

322,266

358,682

351,141

418,194

20

133

108

34

53

177

85

30

 

Abbreviations: Bish=Bishop, Par=Parishes, SecPr=Secular